Beyond Service, Engaging in Dialogue
In order to create a true service-learning experience, Interfaith Action supports intergroup dialogue wherein students from different religious, spiritual, and philosophical traditions can come together to discuss issues they deem important. Dialogues are centered on the intersection of religious/spiritual/faith identity and different topics of social concern, usually inspired by a recent community service project. For example, service at a local food pantry is expanded and enhanced by dialogue on: community responses to local and global hunger, food security as a justice issue, government/social responsibility, etc.
Interfaith Action student leaders are also available to act as dialogue facilitators, assisting in programs like the Delonis Center Service Learning Program sponsored by the Ecumenical Center & International Residence and the International Center.